What Takes Red Wine Out Of Carpet

Removing red wine stains from carpets can be a daunting task, especially for those who love wine as much as I do. As a fellow wine lover, I have encountered my share of spills and I know the frustration that comes with trying to get rid of those pesky stains. In this article, I will divulge some successful techniques that have helped me eliminate red wine stains from my carpets.

The Importance of Acting Quickly

When dealing with a red wine spill, time is of the essence. The longer the stain sits on the carpet, the more difficult it becomes to remove. As soon as you notice a spill, grab a clean cloth or paper towel and gently blot the wine stain. Avoid rubbing the stain as this can push the wine further into the carpet fibers.

Dish Soap and Warm Water Solution

One of the first methods I always try is using a dish soap and warm water solution. Mix a few drops of dish soap with warm water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the red wine stain, making sure to saturate the area. Let it sit for a few minutes to loosen the stain. Then, using a clean cloth or sponge, blot the stain until it starts to fade. Repeat this process until the stain is completely gone.

Club Soda Approach

Another method that has worked wonders for me is the club soda technique. Start by blotting the stain to remove as much wine as possible. Next, pour club soda directly onto the stain and let it fizz. Club soda helps to lift the stain from the carpet fibers. After a few minutes, blot the stain with a clean cloth or sponge. Continue this process until the stain has disappeared.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Dish soap Solution

If the red wine stain is particularly stubborn, I turn to a hydrogen peroxide and dish soap solution. In a spray bottle, mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and dish soap. Spray the solution onto the stain and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Then, using a clean cloth or sponge, gently blot the stain until it fades away. Be careful when using hydrogen peroxide as it can potentially bleach colored carpets. Always do a patch test in an inconspicuous area first.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Paste

For those tough, dried-on red wine stains, I rely on the baking soda and vinegar paste method. Start by blotting the stain to remove any excess wine. Mix equal parts baking soda and vinegar to create a paste. Apply the paste onto the stain and let it sit for a few hours or overnight. As the paste dries, it will absorb the wine stain. Once dry, vacuum the area to remove the paste residue.

Remember, different carpets may require different methods, so it’s important to test any cleaning solution in a small, inconspicuous area before applying it to the entire stain. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to consult a professional carpet cleaner if you are unsure or if the stain persists.


With these tried and tested methods, you can confidently tackle red wine stains on your carpet. Remember to act quickly, use the appropriate cleaning solution, and always blot the stain instead of rubbing it. Don’t let a red wine spill ruin the beauty of your carpet anymore. Cheers to enjoying a glass of red wine without worrying about the potential consequences!